A Prairie Home Companion: The Screenplay

A Prairie Home Companion: The Screenplay

by Garrison Keillor, Ken Lazebnik
     
 

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This complete original radio broadcast of the 3rd Farewell (June 10, 1989) features boogie piano player Butch Thompson, Robin and Linda Williams doing their show-stopping "Mavis and Marvin Smiley" routine, a "News from Lake Wobegon" monologue, and the latest on "Buster the Show Dog."

Contents:
Hello Love, Westbound Passenger Train, Powdermilk Biscuits, A…  See more details below

Overview

This complete original radio broadcast of the 3rd Farewell (June 10, 1989) features boogie piano player Butch Thompson, Robin and Linda Williams doing their show-stopping "Mavis and Marvin Smiley" routine, a "News from Lake Wobegon" monologue, and the latest on "Buster the Show Dog."

Contents:
Hello Love, Westbound Passenger Train, Powdermilk Biscuits, A Solas, Fat, Buster the Show Dog, News From Lake Wobegon (Part One), Gospel Medley, History, Mavis & Marvin Smiley, Tell Me Why, Ecuadorian Memories, Reaching Out, Don't Let Me Come Home a Stranger, News from Lake Wobegon (Part Two), News from Lake Wobegon (Part Two, continued), You don't knock, Ezekiel, Wobegon Finale

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
This anthology of material originally presented over the past 25 years on Keillor's A Prairie Home Companion radio show on Minnesota Public Radio is a delight from start to finish. The last cassette alone, which is a compilation of songs from various musical groups who have appeared on the show and the cast of the show, would make this production worth purchasing. But the stories from Lake Wobegon and other reminiscences by Keillor are equally wonderful vignettes of life in the Midwest. If there are natives of the region who may object to the author's often comical characterizations of the denizens of the "town that time forgot," they should just get over it and realize that Keillor is writing about small-town life in Anywhere, U.S.A., and lovingly at that. The stories range from the remarkably moving "Truckstop," about an elderly couple who become separated on a road trip, to the hilarious "Clarence Cleans His Roof," which taps into the hazards of the formidable winter weather of the Midwest. It is clear that careful selection was made of the stories to be included, from the many they could have chosen, to assure not only high quality but also balance in the anthology. Highly recommended.--Mark Pumphrey, Polk Cty. P.L., Columbus, NC Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780143038238
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA)
Publication date:
05/30/2006
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
5.06(w) x 7.72(h) x 0.52(d)
Age Range:
18 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

Garrison Keillor is America's favorite storyteller. For more than 30 years as the host of A Prairie Home Companion, he has captivated millions of public radio listeners with his weekly "News from Lake Wobegon" monologues. Keillor is also the author of several books and a frequent contributor to national publications including Time, The New Yorker, and National Geographic, in addition to writing his own syndicated column. He has been awarded a National Humanities Medal from the National Endowment of the Humanities.

Garrison Keillor is America's favorite storyteller. For more than 30 years as the host of A Prairie Home Companion, he has captivated millions of public radio listeners with his weekly "News from Lake Wobegon" monologues. Keillor is also the author of several books and a frequent contributor to national publications including Time, The New Yorker, and National Geographic, in addition to writing his own syndicated column. He has been awarded a National Humanities Medal from the National Endowment of the Humanities.

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Brief Biography

Hometown:
St. Paul, Minnesota
Date of Birth:
August 7, 1942
Place of Birth:
Anoka, Minnesota
Education:
B.A., University of Minnesota, 1966

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